Lake Vermilion catch has special meaning for angler at his family cabin.
Fish measured 43-1/2 inches and was caught by a member of the Women Anglers of Minnesota.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks wants to remind anglers that as reservoir water temperatures increase, mortality associated with catch-and-release also increases. A past study published in The North American Journal of Fisheries Management found that walleye catch-and-release mortality rate rose from zero to 1.8 percent with water temps below 68 degrees to nearly 16 percent when water temps were above…
The 73-inch lake sturgeon pulled from the Rainy River bests the previous record by 3 inches.
Program previously included only lake sturgeon, muskellunge and flathead catfish in the catch-and-release category.
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission changed the harvest restrictions for muskellunge and tiger muskies from a statewide 40-inch minimum length limit and a daily limit of one fish to catch-and-release only statewide. Currently, South Dakota has five lakes that are managed for muskellunge: Lynn and Middle Lynn in Day county, West Highway 81 in Kingsbury county,…
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
Mark Mosby caught the fish on the St. Croix River near Stillwater. It measured 52-1/2 inches and had a girth of 32 inches.
Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water. Being hooked in the mouth does little damage to the fish, and setting the hook quickly helps avoid hooking a fish in the stomach or gills.
What can you do to help promote selective harvest?
He was also a legendary fly fisherman and conservationist